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21 December 2023
  • Seasons Greetings
    Season's Greetings with all good wishes for the New Year from The Archery Library!
4 November 2023
1 October 2023
  • New Article: "Chains for Bows"
    Article on using silk for improving the performance of a bow by using it as backing.
    Discusses the manufacture of silk and its mechanical properties, as well as how to apply it to a bow.
    By Dr. C. N. Hickman, from The American Archer, Number 4, Volume 1, 1940.
3 September 2023
1 August 2023
2 July 2023
  • Update for "Archery — The Technical Side" by Hickman et al., 1947.
    Spine and Arrow Design. By W. J. Rheingans and Forrest Nagler
    Article on the capability of an arrow to bend around the bow during the shot. Spine can be defined as "a measure of the mechanical and physical properties of a material, which make it suitable for use in arrows."
1 May 2023
  • Update for "Archery — The Technical Side" by Hickman et al., 1947.
    Exterior Ballistics of Bows and Arrows. By W. J. Rheingans.
    This article deals with the flight of an arrow after it leaves the bow and is concerned primarily with the maximum range that can be obtained with arrows of various designs and with various initial velocities.
1 April 2023
  • New Article: "The Bow as a Hunter's Weapon"
    All the cunning and sagacity of the savage is needed to successfully stalk game with this age-old implement of the chase
    Article on bow hunting by Indians from North, Central and South America ans well as contemporary hunting. With a brief description on how to shoot and some remarks about accuracy.
    By Van Allen Lyman, from Forest and Stream, January 1921.
2 March 2023
1 February 2023
  • New Article: "Notes on Bow Making"
    Article with notes on how to make the joint for a grafted bow made, i.e. made of two pieces of wood. Also a discussion on making a backed bow using hickory.
    By James M. Challiss, from Forest and Stream, June 1913.
3 January 2023